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Cell and Systems Biology

By incorporating scaffolded writing assignments into the laboratory portion of the course we are teaching students how to appropriately structure and report on scientific findings in a formal lab report.

Participating in WIT since 2011
LWTA Azadeh Laffafian

Benchmarking (moderated marking) sessions bring together course instructors and TAs to ensure consistent grading and constructive feedback on student writing. These sessions also provide opportunities for TAs to voice any concerns about how the assignments are to be marked and any changes to the rubric. We also discuss as a group how to give consistent and useful feedback to students. 

WIT has also helped ensure that TAs have information on how to support English language learners.

 CSB Courses that have participated in WIT:

  • BIO230H
  • BIO270H
  • BIO271H